Prize winner - 2023
This year's Children of the Earth prize is awarded to Live Åtte
Since 2013, the foundation has worked to improve the living conditions for children and young people with developmental disabilities.
The prize money of NOK 150,000 and the Child of the Earth statuette will be awarded during a ceremony at Nordkapp on 6th September. The prize is awarded annually, and is given to a person or a project that over time has shown care and ability to help children in need somewhere in the world. Anyone can nominate candidates for the award.
The Live Åtte foundation started with the a little girl named Live who died on her eighth birthday on 24th March 2006. She had a brain injury that gave her major challenges in life and in the last years of her life she was associated with the Doman Institute in Philadelphia. Here she achieved goals that many thought were impossible for her.
The values, humanity and courage with which they were met also became the foundation for the organization. It was to continue the commitment and use the acquired expertise for the benefit of others.
- Live Åtte is an organization that helps a very vulnerable group of children in Nepal. With their help, these children have not only been given a place to be and belong, but also the opportunity for development and a meaningful everyday life. We cheer for Live Åtte's work and look forward to following their work further, says chairman of Barn av Jorden, Elin Ekrol.
The prize money is earmarked for the foundation's work for people with developmental disabilities in Nepal, which is run by Eli Skaatun. Barn av Jorden is an independent foundation established on the North Cape by writer and journalist Simon Flem Devold.
A formal presentation of the Children of the Earth statuette to the 2020 award winner
There has been some delay after the pandemic but an opportunity finally presented itself on March 20th to honor the 2020 award winners. Siv Mika Engebretsen fra Amigitos, was at the at the dinner and the formal presentation of the Children of the Earth statuette in Oslo. Christian Ingebrigtsen was a surprise guest who performed the songs "Det jeg har gitt fra meg" and "Spor," both of which were written for the many worthy award winners Children of the Earth have chosen over the years.